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First Gaming Opinion, 2000 cad

peterk7

37 months ago

Hi,

First of all I want to thank you all for the help and support, I have learned so many things here on the forums :) After a lot of reading and posting in the forums, I am about to order my build. Will be doing so in the coming days.

A question raised when a new deal came up, and now I am deciding between i5 and i7. Will the cpu cooler still be handling the i7 load well?

The needs as fast as possible: Budget 2000 cad (tax and shipping included), flexible. Use: gaming mostly, maybe work programming and remote connecting at lower use. Overclocking in the near future.

The i7: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $449.99 @ NCIX
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $67.78 @ NCIX
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $194.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.93 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $101.67 @ DirectCanada
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $112.98 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $654.25 @ NCIX
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $135.58 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.63 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2055.30
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2045.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-02 23:22 EDT-0400

The i5: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $309.99 @ NCIX
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $67.78 @ NCIX
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $194.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.93 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $101.67 @ DirectCanada
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $112.98 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $654.25 @ NCIX
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $135.58 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.63 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1891.45
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1881.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-02 23:23 EDT-0400

Thank you :)

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That phanteks is totally ok with the extra heat an i7 produces iirc the reviews so I think you're good to go.

When you get the case I would change fan position btw, it's configed with 1 in and 2 out atm and more air going out than coming in gives you negative pressure in the case which means you'll be sucking in dust through all the little gaps and openings, move the top fan to the front then you'll have 2 in 1 out which gives positive case pressure to help keep the dust out :D

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good, I will keep the case tip in mind when I am building it. The cooler sounds too good to be true with the reviews and the low price. I will stick to it :)

As for i5 vs i7 ... 150 cad for HT is ... a big question. After reading so much online I think of sticking with the i5. and maybe in 3-5 years if there is a benefit with HT ill switch.

Thank you for the tips ;)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome:D

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